Many friends and supporters of the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center want to make a lasting impression on the mission and vision of our organization. One of the simplest and most enduring ways is to include the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center in your will.
Your charitable bequest can help us continue crucial life-changing programs such as physical, speech and occupational therapies, therapeutic preschool, aquatic therapy, counseling, assistive technology, driver's training, adult day services, Milestones day care, and many others.
If you have already remembered Easterseals in your will, please let us know, so we can recognize you as a member of our new Legacy Society. If you would like to consider including our organization in your will, we will be happy to provide more information, including a free "Easterseals Guide to Giving". Please contact us:
Laura Terhune, Vice President of Philanthropic Partnerships
Cell: 812.573.1083 or email LTerhune@evansvillerehab.com
Here are some frequently asked questions about wills:
What is a will?
A will is a legal document that specifies your wishes about how your possessions should be distributed after your death.
Don't most people have a will?
Statistics show that 8 out of 10 Americans die without a will. By not having a will, you are failing to exercise your right to distribute your estate the way you see fit.
What will happen if I don't have a will?
Your possessions will be distributed according to State law, without regard to your wishes or intentions.
How can I make a charitable bequest?
There are four basic ways:
- Fixed amount (the most common form) — A specific dollar amount is stated in the will.
- Percentage of the estate — The gift amount fluctuates as the size of the estate increases or decreases.
- Designated property — Real estate, stock or personal items can be given through a will.
- Residue of an estate — After all bequests are made to family members and friends, the remaining portion can be distributed to the charity of your choice.
How can I make a charitable bequest if I already have a will?
By adding a “codicil” or amendment. In most cases, it is as simple as adding “I give and bequeath to Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center the sum of $_______”.